176 Utilization of Weather Data to Advance Analysis and Visualization Skills

Monday, 23 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Mark Hyer, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD

Historically, WeatherBug has assisted researchers with their data needs, including but not limited to the following: weather station observation and metadata, total lightning data that measures the waveform of every flash, radiometer data, and greenhouse gas data.  

Researchers have utilized such data for valuable projects ranging from analyses of urban heat islands, lightning detection comparative studies, numerical modeling, measuring greenhouse gases to quantify the level of climate change, and data validation. Earth Networks-WeatherBug has worked with researchers both nationally and internationally and with federal agencies, universities, and other partners.  Many of their findings have been presenting at conferences or authored into publications all in an effort to further our understanding of the atmospheric sciences.

WeatherBug is now bringing these data services directly into departments of various research universities.

WeatherBug has partnered with the University of Maryland to bring students professional data services to be used in projects for the Climatology and Atmospheric Science Department.

A team of students will be utilizing WeatherBug professional services ranging from APIs to Forecast Tools to Historical Data Feeds. Some of the goals will be developing analytic skills and visualization outputs.

During this presentation, WeatherBug will present the outcomes of the University of Maryland project. In addition, WeatherBug will cover how professional data services can advance student progression with analysis and visualization skill development.

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